Shutdown Deal Turns Democrats on Each Other Before Midterms

For Democrats, the recriminations began even before the final votes were cast to objective the three-day government shutdown — hinting at divisions that could complicate their efforts in November’s congressional races. Most of the blame fell squarely on Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who was assailed by party colleagues for accepting a Republican offer on…

Trump Hands Democrats an Possibility on Immigration

President Donald Trump’s renewed a requirement for a border wall and dramatic changes to immigration laws in return for deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants may help Democrats by keeping the issue alive in the 2018 election year. Polls show voters side with Democrats on shielding the immigrants, known as Dreamers. By adopting a hard…

From Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

Visitors to national park will be prevented from employing the full-service restrooms. Tourists won’t be able to get into the National Air and Space Museum after Sunday. The Internal Revenue Service will stop issuing rebates, but it will also stop conducting audits. At first glance, the tangible the effects of the latest government shutdown may…

Trump Signals Interest in Gun Background Checks After Shooting

President Donald Trump is using part of the U.S. vacation weekend in South Florida to discuss how to improve school safety and avoid gun violence following the country’s latest mass shooting. Trump, staying at his Mar-a-Lago retreat and venturing out to the golf course, has been speaking with people ranging from members of his resort…